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Parx Poker Room Continues to Shine By Offering Big Time Tournament and Cash Game Action

Room Is One Of The Busiest Of Its Kind In The Country


Seeking out an action packed poker room chock full of games and a variety of tournament options? Look no further than the Parx poker room, located in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.

Parx, located 20 minutes north of downtown Philadelphia and just a hour and a half from both Atlantic City and New York City, is one of the busiest poker rooms in America, with more than 60 tables, and continues to build its brand by running tournament series’ that players love.

“Our room was designed with the players in mind,” says William Entenman, Parx Director of Poker Operations. Entenman knows poker, having worked at Parx since 2010 after stints at the Tropicana Atlantic City poker room and the Mountaineer poker room in West Virginia. “Our tables are well spaced, we have about 80 TVs in the room, and we have a great poker menu featuring daily specials served table side. But what’s most important is that our management is full of poker people. We all enjoy the game. We don’t view this as job and just a 9-5. We enjoy what we do, so we do it better.”

The room offers a variety of no limit hold’em games (from $1-$2 up to $10-$25), limit hold’em ($3-6 up to $30-$60) pot-limit Omaha, Omaha eight-or-better, and a variety of mixed and draw games. But other games are also offered.

“We spread a $6-$12 half Omaha hi low and half stud high low game,” Entenman says. “I cannot think of any room that offers this type of mid-stakes mixed game every single day. We can have as many as three of four of these games running at a time and are extremely generous in only charging a $4 a half time charge for the game.”

If it is high-stakes cash game action you seek, Parx is the place. “Tuesday night is our high limit night,” Entenman says. “We usually have a $200-$400 or $300-$600 mixed game running, which varies, and, usually, two $75-$150 HOE (hold’em, Omaha, stud eight-or-better) games and our twelve table high limit section is usually full.”

Weekly tournament options also abound in the room, with tournaments every day except Friday. They include a $200+$30 Saturday afternoon no limit hold’em deep stack, a Wednesday and Thursday $100+$20 no limit hold’em, and a Tuesday $100+$20 double stack. If bounty tournaments are your thing Parx offers a green chip $80+$15+$25 bounty on Monday night and, on Sunday, a $60+$10+$10 peach chip bounty event, which plays like a deep stack turbo, packs a lot of value, often attracting more than 250 players and awarding a first prize more than $4,000 first prize.

Parx has made a name for itself by offering lucrative tournament series that often smash guarantees. The upcoming Parx Big Stax V tournament series runs February 20 to March 10. This series, which features 45 minute levels (90 minutes on day two on) and 30,000 chip starting stacks for $300 events, 40,000 chips for $500 events is one of the best values in the nation. The series main event, a $1,500 buy-in, five day event (three starting days with a re-entry option) provides players 50,000 chips.

“These were designed with help of Matt Glantz,” Entenman says, who is an ambassador for the poker room and also helps attract the high-stakes action. “It’s a way to satisfy both lower budget and higher budget players. Our structures have always been very generous; when we had the World Poker Tour here, they were concerned that we would not get down to a final 6 in time.”

Big Stax V will feature a $500 heads up event, a first for the series, and a number of other game types.

Parx Casino offers more than just poker. The main casino features more than 165,000 square feet of gaming, 3,350 slot machines, more than 100 live table games, live racing & simulcast action and dining options that range from the elegant Parx Grille to one of Philly’s most entertaining sports bars, chickie’s & pete’s.

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